Can Dogs Eat Eggs?

Yes, dogs can eat eggs and they can do it in a safe manner. Most owners will feed the dog a raw egg mixing it into the food like they would a can with dry food.

Although this method is a quick and easy way to serve a meal to the dog there should be some precaution. Veterinarians all over recommend you cook eggs to prevent different bacteria from surviving inside of the eggs before it enters the dog’s digestive system.

Rare that the dog will get any health problems from egg consumption but for most owners it is better to stay on the safe side and show precaution.

Health Benefits

Different benefits that eggs raw or cooked gives dogs are many.

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Folate
  • Protein
  • And many more

Given the fact that dogs eat mostly protein in their wild habitat the eggs features all the element of meat. Fat content, cholesterol, and protein are all staples in a dog’s diet.

Make sure that the dog needs to gain weight or is looking to maintain weight because the eggs will add an additional 70 calories for a large egg.

Overweight dogs may see weight gain when adding additional calories to the diet. Best decision to make is to feed less food while giving them the egg if you want to have it both ways.

Health Concerns from Dogs Eating Eggs?

Eggs can pose a risk to the dog in rare situations, but they should be in the discussion, nonetheless. Raw eggs pose the only health risk to dogs and is the reason why most people make the choice to avoid them and cook them instead.

These are the health problems you need to be aware of before feeding them eggs

  • Salmonella
  • Biotin Deficiencies
  • E Coli

Can Dogs Eat Eggshells?

Dogs eat bones so it isn’t the end of the world if they eat an eggshell. Seriously, if they found eggs in the wild not only would they eat the egg raw they would eat the shells entirely.

As a dog owner you want to be careful and not overfeed the shells but there isn’t much to worry about if you want to grind up the eggshells. No idea why you would want to but there isn’t anything wrong that would happen health wise to the dog.

 Additionally, there are some health benefits to the shell just like any other fruit or vegetable in a shell. Not only will the dog not suffer any harm from eating eggshells they will benefits from the nutrients they provide.

Can Dogs Eat Egg Yolk?

Egg yolk is a part of the egg and can be eaten without any problems to the dog. Once again in the wild a dog would eat the egg yolk without hesitation, and nothing would happen as a result of it.

Human look to avoid the egg due to heart problems, high blood pressure, and other heart disease we can develop. Naturally you think that the same food would be harmful to the dog.

There is no evidence that suggests that the dog will live longer by removing the yolk from the egg and only feeding egg whites. In fact, the yolk has protein, cholesterol, and fat that matches any other food the dog eats.

Can I Give My Dog One Egg a Day?

People have been feeding their dog an egg with every meal raw or cooked for decades. I don’t want to sound politically incorrect but there has been nothing wrong with feeding the dogs eats daily.

Mixing in a food that adds juice to the dry food and helps with their coat and overall glow is fine to do daily. If you think that’s too much try doing it a few days out the week.

A lot of people prefer to mix it up and do a wet can one day and an egg on the next day and keep the dog happy. Either way we would suggest you feed the dog the way that you think is proper.

How many Eggs Can a Dog Eat in One Day?

Eating multiple eggs in one day is no big deal but you should have some caution with this type of feeding frenzy. Weight gain is a problem in the dog community and adding 70 calories per egg will start to add up.

If you are looking to pack a few pounds of the pooch, then serve up a couple of servings for good measure. Depending on the way you want the dog to look you should consider the affects on weight gain when looking to feed them more eggs than one per day.

Can Dogs Eat Scrambled Eggs?

Yes, dogs can eat eggs that are cooked on the stove, but we want to leave you with some cooking tips. Using good cooking practices at this point will be of a benefit to the dog.

Don’t use any of the products when cooking scrambled eggs for your dog.

  • Oil
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Seasoning

Oil is not healthy you humans or dogs and should never make it into the pot. Same thing for butter that it doesn’t add anything to the dog’s diet and doesn’t match anything in the dog’s diet either.

Milk is something that humans drink (that we shouldn’t). No species drinks another species milk but humans. In no situation would a dog ever drink milk in their entire existence so I don’t see why we would add it to their meal.

Garlic can be toxic for dogs and are on a short list of foods that can have real adverse risk when feeding them to your dog. That goes for real garlic and powder that is made from real garlic.

Onions should never be in the dog’s diet.

Seasoning can cause real health problems and once again would never be in the dog’s diet at any point in their life.

We need to make sure they taste more like hospital eggs instead of something we would eat. Cooking basic without adding anything other than water will be the best decision for the dog’s health.

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